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OCCK, Inc. employees were recognized virtually for their years of service this week. Those recognized for their service included 41 employees that reached a 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 31 years of service milestone in 2020.

The 41 Employees recognized for reaching a service milestone in 2020, comprise 297 years of service to OCCK. These employees represent a wide cross-section of the duties and services performed for OCCK including: business office, human resources, transportation, home health, employment services, financial management, and direct support services. These employees represent the knowledge, dedication, and service of all OCCK employees, even though only those reaching a service milestone were recognized this year.

“Although we were not able to celebrate in person this year, I am so proud of the contributions that each of these employees has made.” said President and CEO Shelia Nelson-Stout. “Their contributions are sincerely appreciated as they continuously focus on excellence and take pride in serving the people in our communities, today and every day.”

Those recognized include:

30 Years of Service – Jan Pfannenstiel, Patrick Wallerius

25 Years of Service—Lori Jackson, Margaret Collins

20 Years of Service—Jean Modin, Kim Rehmert

15 Years of Service—Brandon Callihan

10 Years of Service—Jenese DeWitt, Michala Hoff, Mary Heller

5 Years of Service—Travis Cramer, Jessica Gonzales, Tawnie Heard, Tammy Demel, Terry Peterson, Jane Kearn, Traci Patrick, Trudy Morton, Taya Smith, Lannia Piper, Courtney Hayes, Gretchen Eades

3 Years of Service – Karla McConnell, Jennifer Chriestenson, Sarah Fancher, Rena Bishop, Clark Shenk, Scott Poulton, Lisa Smith, Mark Stokes, Dennis Smith, Melinda Beeson, Kelli Kaufman, Mary Fetters, Justin Snyder, Jessica Toman, James Bean, Paula Carpenter, Donald Burns, Timmy Morris, Shannon Boff, Christina Burch

OCCK, Inc. provides services in north central Kansas to anyone with any type of long or short-term disability, starting as early as birth and following people through their whole lives. OCCK provides an array of supports for success at home and in the community, including independent living skills and supports, employment and career training, Alzheimer’s supports, autism services, assistive technology, children’s services, transportation, specialized therapies, and home health care. In 2020, OCCK, Inc. celebrated 50 years of service to north central Kansas.

For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit or call 785.827.9383.

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